When working with forms you don't want to be limited to just text input fields - HTML forms provide a lot of input options such as radio buttons, checkboxes etc, and Editor makes it easy to configure and use these input types with an editable DataTable through the type attribute for field definitions.
Each field type provides its own options for configuration and user interaction methods. The three types used in this example are text (the default), select and radio. The select and radio options are configured through the ipOpts array, which defines the options for the fields, as shown in the example below. The field types that are built into Editor are documents on the Editor web-site and additional types can be added by field type plug-ins.
The HTML shown below shows the
TABLE that is used in this example.
The code below is that HTML that is used to drive the server-side section of this exampe.
Editor submits and retrieves information by Ajax requests. The two blocks below show the data that Editor submits and receives, to and from the server. This is updated live as you interact with Editor so you can see what is submitted.
The following shows the data that has been submitted to the server when a request is made to add, edit or delete data from the table.
// No data yet submitted
The following shows the data that has been returned by the server in response to the data submitted on the left and is then acted upon.
// No data yet received
DataTables can request information to display from the server when the page first loads. The block below shows the response from the server.